But, are these new wind turbines too big?
This is one of the most commonly used arguments by anti-wind energy activists. Yet, unlike conventional power plants, wind energy is a clean, renewable source of electricity that requires no water to operate and emits no air pollution. And while tall, modern wind turbines often coexist with many other farming activities on the land including cattle grazing, crop production and even tourism.
We’ll refute this argument once and for all by making a fair comparison of the size of a wind turbine with other electricity sources. Lets pretend wind turbines were replaced in the shape and form by coal. In our fact sheet below, we decided to call these fictitious power plants “coalbines.” How do wind turbines and “coalbines” compare? See our fact sheet below for the results!
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Stay tuned as we continue this series and compare a wind turbine to “nuclearbines” and “natural gasbines.”
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